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Announcement: FMA imposes sanction against a retail investor for a breach of insider trading regulations

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The Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) hereby announces that it has imposed a total fine of € 84,000 against a retail investor for a breach of the ban on insider trading pursuant to Article 154 para. 1 no. 1 of the Stock Exchange Act 2018 (BörseG 2018; Börsegesetz 2018), in conjunction with Article 14 lit. a of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR; Market Abuse Regulation). The retail investor used insider information in relation to a stock market-listed security and through knowledge of this information saw fit to purchase 6,500 shares in this entity at a blended price of EUR 15.074038 per share. In addition to the fine, the profit of € 21,066 that was gained in an illegal manner, was also declared void and collected accordingly. The penal order was issued by way of the accelerated conclusion of proceedings pursuant to Article 22 para. 2b of the Financial Market Authority Act (FMABG; Finanzmarktaufsichtsbehördengesetz), and is thereby legally final with immediate effect.